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Licensing images


Sharon Hardy likes to enjoy and share artwork, while still being able to make a living creating these images.

Sweet Potato Pet Photos allows the use of Sharon’s images in two ways:



With Creative Commons, you are free to copy, distribute, and transmit the image under these conditions:

  • Attribution: Attribution to Sharon Hardy and Sweet Potato Pet Photos must be made along with the image.
  • Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Some examples of what is acceptable under the Creative Commons License:

  • A personal blog post talking about a local shelter.
  • An online article discussing the bond between humans and pets.
  • A website for a school project about volunteering in your community.
  • An individual using an image for their computer desktop.



Commercial use of our images is allowed only if expressly granted by Sweet Potato Pet Photos. All commercial uses will incur a licensing fee. Our fees are based on the following criteria:

  • Media: print, web, television, etc.
  • Distribution size: number of copies printed, viewing audience, exposure (regional, national, international).
  • Length of use: 1 year, 2 years, in perpetuity, etc.
  • Prominence of display: 1/4 page, 1/2 page, full page, front cover, back cover, home page (online), etc.

Some examples of use requiring a license to copyright:

  • A marketing campaign for a commercial entity.
  • A fundraising campaign for a not-for-profit entity.
  • An image for a website about pet clothing.
  • A print for display in a private home.

All licensing inquiries should be sent to: